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Daniel B
Forces: Army

Daniel B - Cpt

"What struck me most in my first months was how transferable I found my military skills – many of the planning, training, logistics and validation challenges I faced were not so different from deploying a gun battery on operations."

Daniel Bull left the Royal Artillery after serving 6 years. During his resettlement, he joined the GSK Global Manufacturing Supply (GMS) Armed Forces Fast Track programme. He's now completed two years with GSK and looking to secure a permanent role.

"I left the Army as a Captain after 6 years serving in the Royal Artillery and with the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit. I loved the very tangible outcomes of the work that I did in the military, and having such a strong sense of purpose in my career, and wanted to get some of that same satisfaction in what I did next.

"I have found that in spades at GSK – the reach of our medicines and impacts on patients’ lives is truly staggering, whether through medicines core to the business or through ambitious programmes such as the donation programme aimed at eliminating LF (Elephantiasis) globally. From my first day I have been given the trust and responsibility to contribute to this impact, and the underpinning mission – helping people to do more, feel better and live longer – supported by a strongly held set of values is familiar from my military days.

"I joined GSK on the Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) Armed Forces Fast Track programme and I am just completing my two years of rotations and looking to secure my permanent role. My first rotation involved helping to bring a new packing line, built in Canada and Germany, into commercial production at our site in Ware, Hertfordshire. What struck me most in my first months was how transferable I found my military skills – many of the planning, training, logistics and validation challenges I faced were not so different from deploying a gun battery on operations. I subsequently performed a planning role for the Africa region based at the London headquarters, and now work in the respiratory strategy group. The breadth and speed of learning has been fantastic, as has the support that I have received along the way.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed all my rotations and I feel strongly that, even within GMS, there is such a breadth and variety of roles in the organisation across the country (and abroad) that the possibilities in my second career are far more open than I could have imagined, and my military experience is a strong asset."

Interested?

If you are interested in finding out more about the GSK Global Manufacturing Supply (GMS) Armed Forces Fast Track programme, log on to CTP RightJob and search for Job ID N202247.
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